McLeod scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Islanders.
McLeod broke a 1-1 tie with 4:29 left in the middle frame, and that goal stood up as the winner in this defensive battle. After failing to score a goal in 33 NHL appearances coming into this season, the 2016 first-round pick has potted nine over 50 games in 2020-21.
McLeod tallied a goal on two shots and added four hits Sunday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Philadelphia.
McLeod opened the scoring less than five minutes into the game, tapping in a Nathan Bastian return feed on a 2-on-1 rush. The 23-year-old McLeod has chipped in eight goals and 11 points in 44 games as a bottom-six center.
McLeod racked up two shots, two PIM and four hits in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
McLeod brought some physicality and actually led all Devils forwards with 17:50 of even-strength time on ice, though that number was skewed by the team's top forwards playing over four minutes on the power play, leading to some skipped shifts afterwards. The 2016 first-round pick hasn't shown much in terms of skill (seven goals, three assists in 42 games), but McLeod brings intensity and a touch of physicality to New Jersey's bottom six.
McLeod scored a goal on two shots and won nine of 12 faceoffs (75.0 percent) in a 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Fresh off of his promotion from the taxi squad, McLeod finished off a 2-on-1 rush with a nifty deke of Carter Hart to open the scoring midway through the first period. It was McLeod's fourth goal of the year, but his first since Jan. 31, snapping a 16-game stretch without lighting the lamp. He centered New Jersey's fourth line and logged a tick under 13 minutes of ice time.
McLeod was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, per CapFriendly. He is playing in a fourth-line role versus the Flyers.
McLeod has shuffled between levels recently. Tuesday marks the third time in the last four games he's been in the lineup.
McLeod was promoted to the active roster Saturday, per CapFriendly.
McLeod served as a healthy scratch for Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Penguins. He'll likely continue to move between the active roster and the taxi squad.
McLeod was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday, per CapFriendly.
McLeod has recorded just one assist and a brutal minus-8 rating over his last 15 games. The 23-year-old forward could be recalled to suit up against the Penguins on Saturday.
McLeod was promoted to the active roster and played in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Penguins.
McLeod had two PIM and a shot on goal in a fourth-line role. The 23-year-old forward continues to occasionally move between the taxi squad and the active roster.
McLeod was reassigned to New Jersey's taxi squad Wednesday.
This is likely just a paper move, so look for McLeod to rejoin the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus Pittsburgh. The 23-year-old forward has tallied five points in 23 games this season.
McLeod was promoted to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Islanders, per CBS.
McLeod has suited up in 21 of 22 games this season, providing three goals, an assist and 33 hits. The 2016 first-round pick (12th overall) is slated to center the fourth line Thursday.
McLeod was returned to the Devils' taxi squad Wednesday.
This is likely just a paper move, so look for McLeod to return to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game against the Islanders.
McLeod was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
McLeod suited up for Tuesday's game versus the Capitals. The No. 12 pick in 2016, McLeod typically skates in the bottom six, and he's provided three goals and 30 hits through 20 games this year.
McLeod was demoted to the taxi squad Monday, CapFriendly reports.
McLeod has been in the lineup for New Jersey in all but one game this season. Expect him to be recalled for Tuesday's tilt with the Capitals.
McLeod was promoted from the taxi squad for Sunday's game against Boston, CapFriendly reports.
McLeod has appeared in all but one game for the Devils this season. He's tallied four points and 30 hits through 20 games.
McLeod was assigned to New Jersey's taxi squad Friday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
McLeod has appeared in all 19 of the Devils' games this season, so this may just be a paper move. The 23-year-old pivot has picked up three goals and four points this campaign.
McLeod had seven PIM and two hits in Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Rangers.
McLeod has drawn the Rangers' ire on multiple occasions this season, having already fought Chris Kreider last month after a hit on Mika Zibanejad. This time, he delivered what looked like a hit from behind on Brendan Smith, and Smith promptly dropped the gloves with McLeod upon getting up. McLeod later took the legs out from Igor Shesterkin while skating through the Rangers' crease, earning a goaltender interference penalty. Minutes later, Shesterkin suffered a non-contact lower-body injury, though it's not clear if the two incidents were related. McLeod's utility in the fantasy realm is limited, but he's turning into a reliable source of PIM against the Rangers, with 14 of his 16 PIM this season coming in the three games against the Blueshirts.
McLeod was activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
The Devils have 13 players remaining in the league's virus protocol. They're tentatively scheduled to return Tuesday against the Rangers. McLeod will be in the lineup if that game takes place. The 23-year-old recorded four points over four games leading up to his placement in protocol.
McLeod was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Monday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
The Devils now have 10 players in COVID-19 protocol, including McLeod. The Devils have had their next three games postponed, so the earliest that they'll return to action is Feb. 9 against the Penguins.
McLeod scored two goals including the game-winner during Sunday's 5-3 victory over the Sabres.
The 22-year-old scored his first NHL goal just three games ago, but the 12th overall pick in the 2016 draft wasted little time in tripling his career total, firing home his first of the afternoon just 20 seconds after the puck dropped and then adding the eventual GWG midway through the third. The Devils' third line of McLeod, Miles Wood and Nathan Bastien accounted for four goals and six points in total, and the trio's chemistry has led McLeod to four points (three goals and a helper) in those last four games.
McLeod scored his first career goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Flyers.
McLeod finally lit the lamp at the NHL level for the first time in his 39th game. The goal was his first point of the season, and the 2016 first-round pick has mustered just six points in what has been an underwhelming start to his career.
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|05/10||@ PHI||L 2-4||0||0||0||-1||15:16|
|05/08||@ NYI||L 1-5||0||1||1||-1||13:33|
|05/06||@ NYI||W 2-1||1||0||1||+1||15:51|
|05/04||vs BOS||W 4-3 (OT)||0||0||0||-1||14:33|
|05/03||vs BOS||L 0-3||0||0||0||-1||16:50|
|05/01||@ PHI||W 4-1||0||0||0||0||16:35|
|04/29||vs PHI||W 5-3||0||0||0||0||16:31|
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